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  Free verse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free verse (also at times referred to as vers libre) is a term describing various styles of poetry that are not written using strict meter or rhyme, but that still are recognizable as 'poetry' by virtue of complex patterns of one sort or another that readers can perceive to be part of a coherent whole.
Free verse does away with the structuring devices of regular meter and rhyme schemes; other traditional elements of expression, such as diction and syntax may still be prominent.
The ideal of the early practitioners of free verse was well described by Ezra Pound, who wrote: "As regarding rhythm: to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome." D.
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 Verse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verse is writing which uses meter as its primary organizational mode, as opposed to prose, which uses grammatical and discoursal units like sentences and paragraphs.
Verse may also use rhyme and other technical devices that are often associated with poetry.
Verse protocol is a networking protocol that replaces troublesome file transfers between graphics software with real time communication.
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 Verse drama and dramatic verse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verse drama is any drama written as verse to be spoken; another possible general term is poetic drama.
Verse drama is particularly associated with the seriousness of tragedy, providing an artistic reason to write in this form, as well as the practical one that verse lines are easier for the actors to memorise exactly.
Dramatic verse began to decline in popularity in the nineteenth century, when the prosaic and conversational styles of playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen became more prevalent, and were adapted in English by George Bernard Shaw.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dramatic_verse   (611 words)

Free verse is the introduction into the continuous flow of prose language, which has breaks determined entirely by syntax and sense, of another kind of break, shown on the page by the start of a new line, and often indicated in a reading of the poem by a slight pause.
The speech-base of free verse is also accepted by Northrop Frye, who defines it as "the associative rhythm"--that is the rhythm of ordinary speech, with its short, repetitive, irregular, often asyntactic phrasal units-- "strongly influenced by verse," which is to say by by lineation.
In this sense the poet is not free.
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 The UVic Writer's Guide: Free Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Free verse is sometimes confused with blank verse, which does not rhyme but has a set metrical pattern.
Free verse develops its own rhythms, most often annotated by the use of the line-break, and is capable of complex effects of rhythmical and syntactical ambiguity.
Free verse is the most common verse form in modern poetry; this extract of a poem (1861) by Walt Whitman, one of the pioneers of free verse, is an example of the way that verse can be both free in rhythm and at the same time strongly rhythmical:
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/LTFreeVerse.html   (207 words)

 Verse: Poetry Anthologies and Thousands of Poems. Bartleby.com
This collection of verse is Housman’s signature work reflecting on passing of youth in the English countryside.
A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods, with Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Harvey.
Collections of verse by one of the greatest lyric poets of twentieth-century literature.
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 WHCpoetrybridge: Free Verse - Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
I believe that the “Poetrybridge” free verse selections published here are the outcome of this collaboration of tradition and literary richness, with most of its writers having been trained already in eastern verses.
Free verse (from the French vers libre is best seen as a loosely forged chain of distinct language forms (and traditions), with the emphasis to be placed on the oxymoronic “loosely forged”.
Like prose free verse enjoys the freedom of unfettered expression, without having to concern itself unduly with the restrictions of rhyme, meter and prescribed subject matter; but unlike prose, and aligning it more closely to traditional verse, free verse lines are shorter and do, on careful examination, reveal rhythms peculiar to themselves.
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 The Mediadrome - Words - So...You Want To Be A Modern Free Verse Poet?
Early 'new verse' poets (I am using this phrase to avoid the more precise term 'free verse') made considerable use of typography and spacing on the page to help the reader to see the rhythm; but others have remarked that it is the reader's task to make the rhythm.
Eliot, as we have said before, discovered the concept of free verse in the French vers libre of Jules Laforgue and others, and believed in the idea expressed as early as 1886 by Mallarmé that the vers libre poet expected the reader to be aware of the traditional forms 'haunting' the poem.
It was 'measure' that rescued Williams' verse by rhythmical variations, as the blank verse of Shakespeare and Milton was rescued by the rhythmical variations of the iambic pentameter.
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 Free Verse Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Free verse is an open, organic form of poetry, written without an obvious meter or rhyme or rhyme scheme.
Free verse is frequently classified according to the type of verse line it uses.
In end-stopped free verse the line-breaks occur at syntactical or grammatical pauses or intervals.
www.myclasses.net /smiser/CWP/freeverse.html   (643 words)

 The Many Births of Free Verse
Just as the free verse poet can hide her lack of skill in the absence of formal structure, so can the metrical poet hide his behind the presence of such structure.
Nor should it lead one to believe that free verse in former times was marginal and not influential until discovered by modern poets and scholars.
It's notable that vers libre poetry was not as wild and free as the poetry it inspired in the Eliot and the Imagists.
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 CD Baby: FREE VERSE: Mierda / Aerosol (CD Single)
Free Verse is M on drums, Lisa on bass, and Jenni on guitar.
Free Verse's discography includes a self-released full-length demo in 1996, a full-length CD Access Denied on Brainfloss Records (Los Angeles) in 1998, and a limited edition CD maxi-single on Free/Style Records (Seattle) in 2001.
Free Verse has also been included on several compilation albums including Ladyfest Seattle, released in 2003, Stop Rape Now, a benefit album released by Outcast Records in 2001, Kosovo Refugee Relief III released by D.A.M. in 2001, and We're Not Generation X released by GC Records in 1999.
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 free verse (poetic term)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In conventional VERSE the unit is the FOOT, or the line; in free verse the units are larger, sometimes being paragraphs or strophes.
If the free verse unit is the line, as it is in Whitman, the line is determined by qualities of RHYTHM and thought rather than FEET or syllabic count.
Matthew Arnold sometimes used free verse, notably in "Dover Beach." But it was the French poets of the late nineteenth century --Rimbaud, Laforgue, Viele-Griffln, and others--who, in their revolt against the tyranny of strict French VERSIFICATION, established the Vers libre movement, from which the name free verse comes.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/freeverse.html   (324 words)

 Free Verse Poetry : Poetry
As founder free verse poetry and editor of The New York Quarterly, a national magazine devoted to the craft of poetry, he reads some 50,000 poems each year--most of them sadly deficient in sound, metrics, form, voice, free verse poetry and quality.
This is the first introduction to rhythm free verse poetry and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of ordinary spoken language, free verse poetry and of popular verse such as nursery rhymes, songs, free verse poetry and rap.
Chapters deal with the elements of verse, English speech rhythms, the major types of metrical poetry, free verse, free verse poetry and the role of sense free verse poetry and syntax.
www.diesselaspezia.com /111-Free-Verse-Poetry.html   (1049 words)

 lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Free verse is just what it says it is - poetry that is written without proper rules about form, rhyme, rhythm, meter, etc. The greatest American writer of free verse is probably Walt Whitman.
His great collection of free verse was titled Leaves of Grass and it was published in 1855.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." It may take you a while to "hear your own drummer," but free verse can be a great way to "get things off your chest" and express what you really feel.
volweb.utk.edu /Schools/bedford/harrisms/lesson.htm   (266 words)

 Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions
Free Verse Editions represents a joint venture between Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics and Parlor Press.
The editor of Free Verse Editions reserves the right to accept for publication as many as five manuscripts-or none, if he deems the quality of the submissions insufficient.
Free Verse Editions is committed to publishing new voices, as well as being open to more established ones).
parlorpress.com /freeverse   (690 words)

 Free Verse...Free Form   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The nice thing abour free verse is that there are no boundaries, rules, or expected patterns.
Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - A journal that offers examples and a submission section.
Free Verse: University of Pennsylvania - A nice explanation of free verse to use in a lesson for understanding and writing.
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 White Space and Broken Lines
Some techniques that can be used to create patterns of effect and meaning in open form poetry are the arrangement of words on the printed page, the deliberate manipulation of white space, pauses, line lengths and breaks, word clusters, and the repetition of sounds, rhythmic phrases, and images.
In many ways it is much easier to write formal verse than to write free verse, simply because the meter and rhyme scheme impose a sort of discipline that the poet must somehow discover on his own within the raw material of an open form poem.
a free verse poem by Rebecca Henry Lowndes, to show you some of the techniques a skilled poet uses to create patterns of meaning and effect when writing free verse.
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 free verse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
term loosely used for rhymed or unrhymed verse made free of conventional and traditional limitations and restrictions in regard to metrical structure.
Free verse is a literal translation of the French vers libre, which originated in late 19th-century France among poets, such as Arthur Rimbaud and Jules Laforgue, who sought to free poetry from the metrical regularity of the alexandrine.
Other poets who used the free verse form were William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and Marianne Moore.
www.bartleby.com /65/fr/freevers.html   (215 words)

 Free Verse
Its popularity stems from the belief that free verse is poetry without rules; after all, it doesn't rhyme, and it doesn't have a meter.
Free verse can be compared to a song that doesn't rhyme.
With this brief introduction to free verse, you should now see that it can be about any subject with as few or as many words as you like.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_31_14.html   (822 words)

 indieville: review: free verse - inventing an archetype
Free Verse is an all-female trio who play a dark punk-hardcore-rock hybrid.
Inventing an Archetype is their new six-song EP and it sticks to the Free Verse formula.
Loud, proud, and very hardcore, Free Verse kick a lot of ass, but Inventing an Archetype isn't likely to appeal to those who don't already like hardcore and punk music.
www.indieville.com /reviews/freeverse.htm   (140 words)

 Free Verse Poetry
Poetry without regular patterns of form, rhyme and rhythm is called free verse.
Some poets use free verse to capture the sounds and rhythms of ordinary speech.
Poets are also free to ignore traditional rules of capitalization and punctuation, although consistency in how the writer breaks the rules is an asset.
www.sd84.k12.id.us /SMS/departments/Baker/free_verse_poetry.htm   (190 words)

 The Making of Poetry: Form and Free Verse
The rhythms in free verse may not be regular, and rhymes may not be direct moon/June/spoon/loon equivalencies but repetitions of consonant and vowel sounds give free verse enough of a pattern to help transform daily language into poetry.
Free verse is not something new--there were earlier verse forms in English literature where rhyme and rhythm were not constant.
Simple or complex, beautiful or deliberately ugly, intellectual or earthy, formally shaped or free verse, or combinations of all of these, poetry is language turned into passionate communication.
www.sff.net /people/neile/makingpoetry.htp   (763 words)

 free verse poetry
Free verse poetry is patterned by speech and images rather than by regular metrical schemes.
How poets write often governs what they can write, and free verse has been a rallying call in the avant-garde's enlargement of the scope and subject matter of poetry.
The various factions of the avant-garde often distinguish themselves through their free verse styles, or use it to argue a direction or not that poetry should now be taking.
www.poetry-portal.com /styles2.html   (253 words)

 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Writing Free Verse in the “Voice” of Cesar Chavez
Identify the characteristics of free verse and be able to use the characteristics in the writing of a free verse poem
Reinforce students' understanding of the free verse poetic form by examining the poem "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins.
Using a second story about Cesar Chavez, have students write another free verse poem from the point of view of Chavez, using the graphic organizer to summarize the event and the rubric to polish the poem.
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=777   (1402 words)

 NEWCITYCHICAGO.COM: Street Smart Chicago
The centerpiece of "Set Free," a song titled "She's Half," proves Andrew Kenny should be better regarded than he is as a contemporary singer-songwriter.
Consisting almost entirely of an acoustic guitar, a tambourine and layers upon layers of Kenny's pretty, melancholic voice, "She's Half" is enough to drive a person insane in its utter beauty and simplicity.
Kenny says that "Set Free" is a culmination of the band's previous two records, as he continues stories on the new record that began long ago.
www.newcitychicago.com /chicago/4774.html   (784 words)

 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - An Expectation Of Meter
I've been led to believe that while free-verse may be free of a more rigidly structured form or a defined (consistent, with accepted substitutions) meter, this doesn't necessarily mean it's devoid of any of the poetic devices available to aspiring writers.
we may infer that even when writing in free verse one must strive to capture the sense in the sound; if a specific meter aids this in one strophe or line, then so be it.
As a general rule, a strictly metrical line is going to stick out of a free verse poem like a pig in a flock of pigeons unless there is some intrinsic justification within the poem for its appearance.
www.everypoet.org /pffa/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18909   (1659 words)

 Free Verse
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